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BizzBangBuzz

BizzBangBuzz

Covers small business, venture capital, entrepreneurship and technology. By Anthony Cerminaro.

http://bizzbangbuzz.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    The World is Being Flattened

    The World is Being Flattened
    ... by Ten Forces Collapse of Berlin Wall--11/89: The event not only symbolized the end of the Cold war, it allowed people from other side of the wall to join the economic mainstream.
  • Jan 9

    The MBA Oath

    The MBA Oath
    The MBA Oath is a voluntary pledge for graduating MBAs and current MBAs to “create value responsibly and ethically.” The MBA Oath As a business leader I recognize my role in society. My purpose is to lead people and manage resources to…
  • Oct 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    What makes for a successful business plan? This post from Noah Parsons covers the essentials:"Executive summaries need to be short, direct, and provide an overview of the business opportunity ... A good plan will communicate what the business…
Rank this Week: 670

Meeting the Sin Laws

Meeting the Sin Laws

Covers laws affecting adult entertainment, alcoholic beverages and other vice industries. By Cary Wiggins.

http://meetingthesinlaws.com/
  • Mar 6

    Michigan man files lawsuit over high price of movie popcorn

    Michigan man files lawsuit over high price of movie popcorn
    That’s the title of this article, which appeared in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times (online). Potential Client: So anyway, after adding the hot butter (and up-sizing to an extra-large fountain soda), the bill was, like, huge!  Lawyer:…
  • Feb 22

    Davenport strip club to remain open

    Davenport strip club to remain open
    The Iowa appellate courts continue to impress me (for one). Radio Iowa reports here that the Iowa Court of Appeals‘ decision will stand:
  • Oct 26

    Is the consumption of liquor both a moral obligation and a sacred right?

    Is the consumption of liquor both a moral obligation and a sacred right?
    I doubt it. But don’t tell that to a group known as “Ethereal Enigmatic Euphoric Movement towards Civilized Hedonism, LTD.” That group sued the State of Idaho in federal court:
Rank this Week: 520

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Dec 7

    Service of Process via Twitter?

    Service of Process via Twitter?
    For a judgment to be entitled to full faith and credit, the defendant must be served in a way that’s reasonably calculated to give actual notice of the proceedings and an opportunity to be heard. Milliken v Meyer (1940) 311 US 457, 463.…
  • Dec 5

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action
    Your client is the subject of an agency investigation, accusation, or statement of issues on a license, benefit, or other matter. The timeline for filing your response is typically short, so you’ll have to move fast. Here are the first…
  • Dec 2

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert
    Don’t treat the qualification of your expert as a mere formality. The expert’s qualifications should convince jurors that they’re fortunate to have someone as qualified as the expert to assist them in deciding the case and…
Rank this Week: 729

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Dec 7

    Corp Fin Director Keith Higgins to Leave!

    Corp Fin Director Keith Higgins to Leave!
    Yesterday, the SEC announced that Corp Fin Director Keith Higgins is leaving in early January. I am happy for Keith – sad for the rest of us. Keith did an amazing job under tough circumstances. For example, getting the “disclosure…
  • Dec 6

    IPOs: No Action Blessing for “Conditional Offers to Buy”

    IPOs: No Action Blessing for “Conditional Offers to Buy”
    Corp Fin recently issued a no-action letter to Morgan Stanley regarding the use of “conditional offers to buy” – or “COBs” – in connection with IPOs. COBs are intended to facilitate sales to retail…
  • Dec 5

    SEC Enforcement: Violate Your Policies – Get a Books & Records Sanction

    SEC Enforcement: Violate Your Policies – Get a Books & Records Sanction
    The SEC’s settlement with United Continental on Friday shows that it’s a very short trip from a violation of corporate policy to a books & records violation. The proceeding involved United’s decision to re-institute a…
Rank this Week: 861

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 7

    US Supreme Court Clarifies Tippee Liability in Insider Trading

    US Supreme Court Clarifies Tippee Liability in Insider Trading
    The law on insider trading has received considerable attention in the United States (US) in recent years. At the same time, the law in the US is quite narrow compared to most other jurisdictions because liability for insider trading arises…
  • Dec 4

    Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process under the Bankruptcy Code: Relevant Provisions Notified

    Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process under the Bankruptcy Code: Relevant Provisions Notified
    [The following guest post is contributed by Shikha Bansal, under the aegis of Vinod Kothari & Company. She can be contacted at Shikhabansal2610@gmail.com]The Ministry of Corporate Affairs, by way of Notification no. S.O. 3594(E) dated 30…
  • Dec 4

    Comparative Paper on Corporate Purpose

    Comparative Paper on Corporate Purpose
    Professor Afra Afsharipour has posted on SSRN a paper titled “Redefining Corporate Purpose: An International Perspective”, the abstract of which is as follows:Over the past decade, corporate law in India has begun a reform journey…
Rank this Week: 1131

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Dec 7

    Air Force None?

    Air Force None?
    Recently, Donald Trump famously tweeted that “Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!” Trump has not said why he believes the planes...
  • Dec 5

    Considering Parol Evidence to Decide If There Was Ever a Contract

    Considering Parol Evidence to Decide If There Was Ever a Contract
    One of the things I find students struggle with when it comes to parol evidence is determining for what purpose they are considering the evidence. A recent case out of Maryland, Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners v. Community Homes...
  • Dec 5

    Can a Breach of Contract Become Elder Abuse and Bad Faith?

    Can a Breach of Contract Become Elder Abuse and Bad Faith?
    A California Court of Appeals recently answered yes to this question, although finding that in the case at issue, the facts didn’t warrant a finding of actual elder abuse. At bottom, the facts were as follows: an elderly couple –...
Rank this Week: 881

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    What Can Outsourced Legal Counsel Do for a Small Business Owner?

    What Can Outsourced Legal Counsel Do for a Small Business Owner?
    If you run your own small business, you already realize the importance of legal advice in handling your daily operations. Of course, not all your activities will require this sort of assistance. Any business owner with half a brain can fill…
  • Dec 3

    Estate Planning Checklist: 21 Incredibly Simple Step

    Estate Planning Checklist: 21 Incredibly Simple Step
    Our 21 Step Estate Planning Checklist will ensure that your health care and financial decisions will be carried out during incapacity and after death. Estate planning can be overwhelming at first glance. That is why we have created a…
  • Nov 28

    What is a Living Will?

    What is a Living Will?
    What is a Living Will? A living will is a legally binding document that outlines what you want for your own care, thereby preventing some painful debates between family members concerned about your well-being. It also designates an individual…
Rank this Week: 1209

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • Dec 5

    CAL Supremes Reverse Previous Appellate Cases, Rule In Favor Of Plaintiffs In “Take-Home” Exposure Asbestos Case

    CAL Supremes Reverse Previous Appellate Cases, Rule In Favor Of Plaintiffs In “Take-Home” Exposure Asbestos Case
    So as not to bury the lede, here’s the short version: Last week, the California Supreme Court overruled two recent Court of Appeals decisions to hold that a company can be held liable for negligence liability when it exposes an...
  • Nov 30

    What Makes a Mediation Successful?

    What Makes a Mediation Successful?
    For the past seven months, CalBizLit, operating under the birth name Bruce Nye, has been regularly serving as a mediator in Northern California. With this peacemaking experience, and after a decades-long history of participating in mediations…
  • Nov 18

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 6

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 6
    Safe Harbor Environmental Exposure Warnings Californians are used to seeing Proposition 65 warning signs at the doorway of every commercial building, warning them about potential exposures to chemicals. Under the new regulations, however, the…
Rank this Week: 895

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

Covers business law. By Law Offices of Tony T. Liu.

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    Hold the Mayo: Vegan Food Company Faces Claims it Fraudulently Boosted Sales Number

    Hold the Mayo: Vegan Food Company Faces Claims it Fraudulently Boosted Sales Number
    New companies seeking investment and funding are under a lot of pressure to show success. One such company is facing an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to see if it tried to boost its sales numbers by hiring…
  • Nov 28

    Trade Secrets Litigation: How Should The Case Be Resolved?

    Trade Secrets Litigation: How Should The Case Be Resolved?
    Trade secrets are the life blood of a business. They can be marketing plans, customer lists or product designs. Because they have value sometimes they are stolen often by an ex-employee or business associate. This theft can be seen as…
  • Nov 21

    Physicist Resolves Insider Trading Charges Involving Santa Clara Company

    Physicist Resolves Insider Trading Charges Involving Santa Clara Company
    If you hear the term “insider trading” you may think about corporate big wigs sneaking off and secretly buying or selling stocks to cash in on inside information. That scenario happens but there’s a wide range of people who…
Rank this Week: 1207

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Dec 4

    Keep this Beer Away from Lederhosen and KFC

    Keep this Beer Away from Lederhosen and KFC
    Right there on the label of this beer, almost every part of it, Austin Beerworks makes it clear that you should proceed with maximum caution. You should not even think about consuming this beer with KFC, while wearing lederhosen, or while…
  • Nov 11

    Colors: In Alcohol Beverage

    Colors: In Alcohol Beverage
    When was the last time you tried TTB’s Formulas Online (FONL) system? It continues to change every few months, since its inception a few years ago. When I went to use it earlier this week I was struck by how much information TTB is…
  • Nov 1

    What’s New at Moonshine U.?

    What’s New at Moonshine U.?
    The latest issue of Beverage Master just came in last week. It is the October-November issue and has a fine article about Moonshine University, if I may say so myself. A small excerpt is below, and you can find the entire article, and indeed…
Rank this Week: 1173

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 4

    Lessons from being hacked.

    Lessons from being hacked.
    Criminals are smarter than I am.Criminals are more dedicated to their jobs than I am--and I'm pretty darn dedicated.Computers can be used for E-VIL as well as for good.I have very smart, computer-savvy friends.People who have been hacked…
  • Nov 28

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).
    Of course I'm angered and saddened about the increase in hateful speech across campuses (see today's latest story here).  I don't respect the people who say such awful things.  But I respect their right to say them.  Such…
  • Nov 11

    Why I am frustrated with B of A.

    Why I am frustrated with B of A.
    In October, a B of A ATM ate a check that I was depositing.  I called Customer Service, and B of A  gave me a credit for the check while it was investigating what had happened.  (That was the last good part of this…
Rank this Week: 943

Law Blog

Law Blog

A blog of legal issues and discussions. By Sean R. Hanover.

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 3

    What the HECK!? A story of co-worker harassment gone wild

    What the HECK!? A story of co-worker harassment gone wild
    Sometimes, conflicts spin out of control, and can get disruptive and even dangerous. Image from http://quotesgram.com/img/avoid-conflict-quotes-funny/3303875/What happens when you work with a person that goes off the rails? Do you have to…
  • Dec 2

    BDSM and public lewdness in front of children. WHAT!?

    BDSM and public lewdness in front of children. WHAT!?
    Every once in awhile, we get a wing-dinger of a question. This rates right of up there! However, it does bring into question what constitutes free speech, and what constitutes lewd conduct. The question: Let's say that you are into the…
  • Nov 20

    I want to get money from my abuser -- can I make him pay if I get a protective order against him?

    I want to get money from my abuser -- can I make him pay if I get a protective order against him?
    We don't usually get questions about prosecuting domestic abuse issues -- most people hire us to defend them against accusations! However, I did receive a question recently from a potential client who wanted to know more about what could be…
Rank this Week: 755

Tennessee Business Litigation…

Tennessee Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

Covers business and insurance litigation. By Pepper Law, PLC.

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    How the Tennessee Statute of Frauds Works in Real Estate Litigation

    How the Tennessee Statute of Frauds Works in Real Estate Litigation
    In Tennessee, most contracts are just as legally effective and valid if they are verbal as opposed to written. However, many real estate contracts and agreements, under Tennessee law, may be held invalid if not memorialized by a written…
  • Nov 23

    Contractor Prevails under Tennessee Prompt Pay Act and Receives Award of Attorney’s Fee

    Contractor Prevails under Tennessee Prompt Pay Act and Receives Award of Attorney’s Fee
    In a recent construction law case decided by the Court of Appeals of Tennessee, Beacon4, LLC v. I & L Investments, LLC, the project Owner was ordered to pay, not only the withheld retainage owed to the Contractor, but also, the…
  • Nov 14

    Recovering Punitive Damages in Tennessee Breach of Contract Case

    Recovering Punitive Damages in Tennessee Breach of Contract Case
    Can you recover punitive damages in Tennessee for breach of contract? It is difficult, but not impossible.  Moreover, there is little published case law on the subject, and, as discussed below, there is one major question about punitive…
Rank this Week: 882

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Nov 21

    How Can I Calculate My Share Ownership Percentage?

    How Can I Calculate My Share Ownership Percentage?
    I am writing this post about calculating one’s share ownership percentage because of an email exchange I had on behalf of a client. We had formed a Delaware corporation with 10 million authorized shares. Of the authorized shares, 8…
  • Nov 10

    DMCA Designated Agent List Going Online

    DMCA Designated Agent List Going Online
    The U.S. Copyright Office maintains designated agent records under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The Office recently announced that will be moving from paper to an online system. DMCA Background The DMCA protects online…
  • Nov 1

    Corporate Officers Need Not Be Human Being

    Corporate Officers Need Not Be Human Being
    This post discusses my surprise at finding that there apparently is no requirement that corporate officers be human beings. My answer to a Quora question is the basis for this post. Please see Could an A.I. create a company and do all…
Rank this Week: 1239

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Nov 15

    Why You Have Bad Customers -- Because You Trained them to be Bad - Operation

    Why You Have Bad Customers -- Because You Trained them to be Bad - Operation
    You Have Bad Customers Bad customers are everywhere. It is getting worse because many of your good customers are turning bad. How do you spot a bad customer? Here are some signs: Showing up with coupons, but no cash....
  • Oct 31

    What's in a Ranking? Plenty. - Marketing

    What's in a Ranking? Plenty. - Marketing
    Clients ask me all the time how important rankings are. Franchise Times, Entrepreneur, Franchise Business Review among others, all publish several franchise ranking lists per year. Here's my response. Everything positive you can show about…
  • Oct 11

    Tips You Can Use for Creating Franchisee All-Stars - Capital Area Franchise Association

    Tips You Can Use for Creating Franchisee All-Stars - Capital Area Franchise Association
    You spend a lot of money finding, recruiting, and finding new franchise operators. But, it isn't over, not quite yet. You have to turn your new franchisees into franchise insiders, all-stars on your franchise team. "Onboarding, also…
Rank this Week: 815

The Resource Blog

The Resource Blog

Covers tax law. By Samuel D. Brotman.

http://www.sambrotman.com/blog/
  • Nov 10

    California Tax Guide for Marijuana Businesses and Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Marijuana Act

    California Tax Guide for Marijuana Businesses and Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Marijuana Act
    On Tuesday, California voters passed historic legislation by voting to allow the recreational use of marijuana in California. Regardless of your opinion about marijuana use, the legislation will have a huge impact on the state of California…
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: 1. Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize…
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: 1. Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize…
Rank this Week: 944

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Nov 9

    Are you ready for December 1?

    Are you ready for December 1?
    It’s no secret, by now, that December 1 will usher in the application of the “Final Rule” – the increase of the minimum salary payable to “exempt” employees from $455 per week to $913 per week. In addition…
  • Oct 31

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI
    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI by Patrick McDonough.   Driving under the influence of alcohol is an offense that the State of Georgia does not take lightly. Although DUIs are typically considered misdemeanors, there can be…
  • Oct 8

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year

    ATC’s Janet Williams to be named NFPA’s Certification Ambassador of the Year
    Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. congratulates our own Janet Williams on being honored with The National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year award.   The award is just one of a handful of…
Rank this Week: 748

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Nov 8

    How to Win Millions of Dollars in Court

    How to Win Millions of Dollars in Court
    If you or your business needs to bring a lawsuit, it’s natural to wonder whether you may be entitled to recover millions of dollars. You read about celebrities winning $115 million against magazines who published unauthorized photos, or…
  • Oct 10

    Noncompete Restriction Against Owning Stock Not Necessarily Unenforceable

    Noncompete Restriction Against Owning Stock Not Necessarily Unenforceable
    When the Virginia Supreme Court decided Home Paramount Pest Control Companies v. Justin Shaffer five years ago, it stressed the importance of the “function” consideration in analyzing the enforceability of non-compete agreements.…
  • Oct 10

    Noncompete Restriction Against Owning Stock Not Necessarily Unenforceable

    Noncompete Restriction Against Owning Stock Not Necessarily Unenforceable
    When the Virginia Supreme Court decided Home Paramount Pest Control Companies v. Justin Shaffer five years ago, it stressed the importance of the “function” consideration in analyzing the enforceability of non-compete agreements.…
Rank this Week: 1099

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Jul 29

    Richmond is Hiring

    Richmond is Hiring
    From the law school at the University of Richmond: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill two entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year, including one in corporate/transactional law. Candidates should…
  • Jun 23

    No-brainers and conflict

    No-brainers and conflict
    So, Elon Musk of both SolarCity and Tesla fame has announced a "no-brainer": the merger of SolarCity and Tesla. you can find a copy of SolarCity's offer to acquire Tesla here. Obviously, with Musk on both sides of this deal,...
  • Jun 15

    Evolution of Merger Agreement

    Evolution of Merger Agreement
    Anderson and Manns have posted a draft of a paper they presented at this year's AALS Transactional Law panel in NYC, The Inefficient Evolution of Merger Agreements. This paper is one of a couple of recent papers conducting empirical…
Rank this Week: 1220

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1161

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Mar 16

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi
    Dear Readers: This is a post I co-wrote with Joe Wallin, who has published the almost identical post here. If you are investing in early stage companies, there are certain deal terms you want. Most you probably know already: if...
  • Mar 11

    A Gift from Congress to Angel

    A Gift from Congress to Angel
    The picture here was taken by Joe Wallin, who was on a panel with me, Gary Kocher of K&L Gates, Tom Alberg of Madrona Ventures, and Dan Rosen of the Alliance of Angels, talking to the Angel Capital Association's NW...
  • Mar 3

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)
    "On a relative basis, issuances claiming the new Rule 506(c) exemption have accounted for only 2.1% of the reported capital raised pursuant to Rule 506 since becoming effective in September 2014." So reads a key finding of a report,…
Rank this Week: 829

Maryland Law Blogger

Maryland Law Blogger

Covers corporate & franchise law issues. By Raymond McKenzie.

http://www.marylandlawblogger.com
  • Oct 23

    What You Need to Know About Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Certification

    What You Need to Know About Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Certification
    Service Disabled Veteran-Owner Business (“SDVOB”) Certification Requirements:   1. The service-disabled veteran must have a service-connected disability that has been determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs or…
  • Oct 23

    What is FATCA and Who Does It Apply To?

    What is FATCA and Who Does It Apply To?
    Does the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, 26 U.S.C. sec. 1471 et seq. (“FATCA”) apply to funds transferred from one non-U.S. foreign entity to a second non-U.S. foreign entity where such funds are transferred at least in part…
  • Oct 23

    Sample Confessed Judgment Note for Commercial Use

    Sample Confessed Judgment Note for Commercial Use
    CONFESSED JUDGMENT NOTE [SAMPLE]  Amount – Date –             The undersigned __________________________ (hereinafter referred to as “Maker”) hereby promises…
Rank this Week: 946

La pub et le droit

La pub et le droit

Covers advertising law. By Natalie Gauthier.

http://publiciteetdroit.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 8

    La pub et le droit a 10 an

    La pub et le droit a 10 an
    La pub et le droit fêtera son 10eanniversaire le 1er août. Des centaines d'heures de recherches jurisprudentielles et législatives pour donner plus de 182 billets mensuels, vous donnant ainsi un rendez-vous le 1er jour du…
  • Jun 1

    La clause de non-concurrence et l'agence de placement

    La clause de non-concurrence et l'agence de placement
    Un rappel sur la portée de la clause de non-conurrence avec l’arrêt Soins santé Portneuf c. Savard, 2013 QCCQ 6961. Santé Portneuf est une agence de placement auprès des centres hospitaliers et…
  • May 1

    Les multinationales de tabac

    Les multinationales de tabac
    Une décision importante qui est pourtant passée inaperçu en juillet dernier, celle concernant le droit du gouvernement du Québec de poursuivre les multinationales de tabac dont le siège social est…
Rank this Week: 1087

The Datakos Blawg

The Datakos Blawg

Covers compliance, records management, and legal service provider relations. By Rick Wolf.

http://wolfs2cents.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 862

New York Franchise Law Blog

New York Franchise Law Blog

For entrepreneurs considering buying, starting or terminating a franchise. By Charles Internicola.

http://www.newyorkfranchiselaw.com/
  • Jan 26

    "How Do I Franchise My Business"

    "How Do I Franchise My Business"
    Frequently - very frequently - I am asked by business owners "How Do I Franchise My Business?". These entrepreneurs are looking for expansion options for their successful businesses and, for good reason, franchising is a compelling option…
  • Jan 4

    Buying a Franchise in 2013

    Buying a Franchise in 2013
    So, it is 2013 – Yes, Happy New Year – but now getting to some serious issues, one that will impact and you, your family and your business interests for many years to come, you may be considering the purchase of a franchise.…
  • Jan 4

    Franchising a Business in 2013

    Franchising a Business in 2013
    With 2013 and the beginning of the new year upon us, as an entrepreneur and business owner, it is quite common to, again, start some fresh thinking about your business, business goals, expansion and expansion options offered by franchising.…
Rank this Week: 1072

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Covers business, health care, intellectual property and media law.

http://pkjlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s another government…
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s…
  • Oct 27

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
Rank this Week: 1186

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
  • Dec 7

    Eleventh Circuit Clarifies CAFA Jurisdiction Continues After Dismissal of Class Claim

    Eleventh Circuit Clarifies CAFA Jurisdiction Continues After Dismissal of Class Claim
    On November 22, the Eleventh Circuit clarified that Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) jurisdiction is not eliminated when the class claims are dismissed before the class is certified. The plaintiff, an Alabama trucking company that had a…
  • Nov 4

    Spokeo Gets Lyft Off

    Spokeo Gets Lyft Off
    The Northern District of California dismissed a Fair Credit Reporting Act case against Lyft upon finding that plaintiff lacked Article III standing based on the Supreme Court’s decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 136 S.…
  • Oct 3

    Third Circuit Applies Presumption of Timeliness to Pre-Certification Motion to Intervene as Class Representative

    Third Circuit Applies Presumption of Timeliness to Pre-Certification Motion to Intervene as Class Representative
    This case concerned a federal antitrust class action involving a proposed class of Class 8 truck purchasers who alleged a conspiracy by several truck transmission suppliers and manufacturers to raise prices by eliminating competition among…
Rank this Week: 2062

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

Covers business litigation, civil procedure, personal injury and punitive damages. By Jeff Blackwell.

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Dec 7

    Settlement Paperwork: Don’t Expose An Injured Client To More Harm

    Settlement Paperwork: Don’t Expose An Injured Client To More Harm
    Settlement Terms Are Important A recent LinkedIn conversation about settlement terms raised an important issue. The topic — A defendant adds additional (and unacceptable) terms to a release document. The issue is far too common.…
  • Oct 26

    Chamber of Commerce Hypocrisy on Drug Advertisement

    Chamber of Commerce Hypocrisy on Drug Advertisement
    The article in The Hill begins: The nation’s leading business group is mounting a new attack on advertisements run by trial lawyers that tell consumers about the negative side effects from medical drugs and devices. Let me start —…
  • Oct 19

    Should Alabama Elect Appellate Judges Differently?

    Should Alabama Elect Appellate Judges Differently?
    A recent lawsuit challenges Alabama’s state-wide method of electing appellate court judges. National Public Radio (NPR) interviewed retired Federal Magistrate Judge Vanzetta McPherson about the lawsuit. McPherson previously served the…
Rank this Week: 3886

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Dec 7

    The Supreme Court Weighs in Insider Trading

    The Supreme Court Weighs in Insider Trading
    If you were expecting a tidal wave of changes from the Supreme Court, you will be disappointed. On Tuesday, the Court delivered its opinion in Salman v. U.S. Prosecutors can see a glimmer of upside because they do not have to prove…
  • Dec 2

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for December 2

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for December 2
    These are some of the compliance related stories that recently caught my attention. Trump Risk Factors Begin to Appear in SEC Documents by Steve Quinlivan in Dodd-Frank.com Risk factors related to uncertainties resulting from possible…
  • Dec 1

    Bold and Unrelenting SEC Enforcement

    Bold and Unrelenting SEC Enforcement
    We are in a time of transition at the Securities and Exchange Commission. There are two vacancies on the Commission and Chair Mary Jo White has announced her departure. Although there are changes coming to the highest level of the SEC, the…
Rank this Week: 4448

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Dec 7

    Our New “John Tales” Blog!

    Our New “John Tales” Blog!
    We have launched a new members-only blog for DealLawyers.com: “John Tales.” John is telling stories on this new “long-form” blog – education by entertainment! Place your email address in the box when you click…
  • Dec 6

    Why Are M&A Docs Getting Longer? It’s Complicated. . .

    Why Are M&A Docs Getting Longer? It’s Complicated. . .
    This Norton Rose Fulbright blog discusses the findings of a recent study by Harvard Law professor – & former Wachtell partner – John Coates about the ever growing length of merger agreements. Coates’…
  • Dec 5

    Drag-Along Rights: Best Practices & Key Issue

    Drag-Along Rights: Best Practices & Key Issue
    This Gibson Dunn memo takes a deep dive into issues surrounding the negotiation & drafting of drag-along rights.  Here’s an excerpt from the intro: Drag-along rights, or drag rights, which give the majority owner of a company…
Rank this Week: 2405

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Dec 6

    The California bar exam saga continue

    The California bar exam saga continue
    The State Bar of California recently announced that the pass rate for the July 2016 California bar exam was 43%. This is a multi-decade low, and has affected virtually every law school in California. Even among ABA-accredited law schools'…
  • Dec 5

    Visualizing employment outcomes in law school

    Visualizing employment outcomes in law school
    Last week I posted an analysis of the ABA employment data that ranked law schools by collapsing all the employment data (109 pieces of information) down to a single dimension. I posted this in response to The Faculty Lounge blog's post by Dan…
  • Dec 2

    Breaking down the California bar exam

    Breaking down the California bar exam
    The July 2016 California bar exam data came out a couple of weeks ago and the results were rough. Only about 42% of those who took the exam passed, which is a multi-decade low. In this short post, I break down some information about the bar…
Rank this Week: 1814

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3095

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston Metro Area business law. By Richard Mucci.

http://www.bostonmetrobusinesslawyer.com/
  • Dec 6

    Arbitration in Massachusetts Probate and Family Court

    Arbitration in Massachusetts Probate and Family Court
    Mediation and arbitration are often less expensive and less stressful alternatives to litigation in family law matters.  The parties must agree to submit to alternative dispute resolution, however.  When agreeing to one of these…
  • Dec 2

    Massachusetts Search Warrants and Curtilage

    Massachusetts Search Warrants and Curtilage
    Often at issue in drug cases is the validity of searches and seizures of evidence.  Even when the police obtain a search warrant, a defendant may challenge a search that is not authorized by the warrant. In Commonwealth v. Sanchez, the…
  • Nov 21

    District of Massachusetts Transfers Employees’ Case to District of Maryland Despite Wage Act Claim

    District of Massachusetts Transfers Employees’ Case to District of Maryland Despite Wage Act Claim
    Both state and federal wage and hour laws protect employees’ rights to receive payment of the wages due to them in a timely manner.  In some cases, the court must determine which laws, including the laws of which states, apply to…
Rank this Week: 2700

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    IP Law Basics Part 4 – Copyright

    IP Law Basics Part 4 – Copyright
    This is the final installment of a four-part series on the basics of intellectual property law. The goal of this series is to provide individuals and business owners with a primer on the different types of intellectual property in the United…
  • Dec 2

    IP Law Basics Part 3 – Trademark

    IP Law Basics Part 3 – Trademark
    This is part three of a four-part series on the basics of intellectual property law. The goal of this series is to provide individuals and business owners with a primer on the different types of intellectual property in the United States,…
  • Nov 30

    IP Law Basics Part 2 – Patents and Trade Secret

    IP Law Basics Part 2 – Patents and Trade Secret
    This is part two of a four-part series on the basics of intellectual property law. The goal of this series is to provide individuals and business owners with a primer on the different types of intellectual property in the United States,…
Rank this Week: 4767

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Federal Court Denies Florida Franchisor’s Arbitration Request Due to Contract Clause’s Specific

    Federal Court Denies Florida Franchisor’s Arbitration Request Due to Contract Clause’s Specific
    A former franchisee successfully defeated a multi-count lawsuit launched by its former franchisor, due to multiple weaknesses in the franchisor’s case. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida refused to order…
  • Dec 5

    Federal Regulators Freeze Assets of South Florida Woman who Ran Alleged Immigration Scam

    Federal Regulators Freeze Assets of South Florida Woman who Ran Alleged Immigration Scam
    The EB-5 immigrant investor program has provided considerable benefits to legitimate investors, immigrants and the communities where those investments take place. When, for example, an EB-5 investor uses the program to create affordable…
  • Dec 2

    High-Income Parents and Child Support in Florida

    High-Income Parents and Child Support in Florida
    A recent decision issued by the Fourth District Court of Appeal regarding the proper amount of child support to be paid by a father who made roughly $2 million annually addressed a sometimes challenging issue for the courts:  how to…
Rank this Week: 2202

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Dec 6

    GAO Lacks Jurisdiction Over Certain DoD Task Orders, Too

    GAO Lacks Jurisdiction Over Certain DoD Task Orders, Too
    As previously foreshadowed and discussed in depth, October 1, 2016, marked the date in which unsuccessful offerors lost the ability to challenge most task order awards issued by civilian agencies. Although the GAO remains able to hear…
  • Dec 5

    SDVOSB Programs: 2017 NDAA Sharply Curtails VA’s Authority

    SDVOSB Programs: 2017 NDAA Sharply Curtails VA’s Authority
    The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act will essentially prevent the VA from developing its own regulations to determine whether a company is a veteran-owned small business. Yes, you heard me right.  If the President signs the…
  • Dec 2

    SmallGovCon Weeks In Review: November 21-December 2, 2016

    SmallGovCon Weeks In Review: November 21-December 2, 2016
    I hope that all of our readers had a happy Thanksgiving.  The holiday season is in full swing here at Koprince Law LLC, where we have a festive tree in our lobby and holiday cookies in the kitchen. But between holiday shopping and…
Rank this Week: 3491

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

Covers fraud, international law, immigration and business formation. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Whether Your Florida Will is Valid

    Whether Your Florida Will is Valid
    A will is an instrument that is executed with certain formalities that may be revoked within in the maker’s lifetime and operates only after the maker (“testator”) dies. If you’re wondering whether your Florida will is…
  • Dec 1

    What To Do When Being Sued

    What To Do When Being Sued
    If you receive a service of process and a complaint has been filed against you for a civil suit, you might find yourself asking some questions. What does it mean to be sued? What should you do? The post What To Do When Being Sued…
  • Nov 29

    Remedies for Breach of Land Sale Contract

    Remedies for Breach of Land Sale Contract
    When a party breaches a contract for the sale of a home or a lot, the non-breaching party is entitled to certain remedies for breach of land sale contract, including damages. In this case, damages would be the difference between the…
Rank this Week: 4732

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Issues Faced by New Jersey Solid Waste Hauler

    Issues Faced by New Jersey Solid Waste Hauler
    The transportation and disposal of solid waste in New Jersey is a heavily regulated industry.  The statutory and regulatory framework of New Jersey sold waste law is complex.  Attorneys from our firm have significant experience…
  • Dec 3

    New Jersey’s Civil Service Appeal

    New Jersey’s Civil Service Appeal
    Our employment law attorneys represent government employees in New Jersey Civil Service appeals. One of the most criticized but least understood areas of New Jersey employment law is the Civil Service System.  Employers complain that New…
  • Dec 1

    New Jersey Formation: Choosing the Optimal Structure: LLC or S Corporation?

    New Jersey Formation: Choosing the Optimal Structure: LLC or S Corporation?
    It is important to consider certain essential factors when choosing which type of business entity for your new business.  In order to reach your goals and find the best fit for your company, you should consider protection from liability,…
Rank this Week: 3655

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
Rank this Week: 2125

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Dec 6

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Existing Insurance Policie

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Existing Insurance Policie
    We anticipate that the following section of the Missouri record keeping proposal is directed at the situation where consumers assign an existing insurance policy to the funeral home: All information obtained or possessed by the seller related…
  • Dec 3

    Missouri Seller Preneed Records: Cancellation

    Missouri Seller Preneed Records: Cancellation
    With regard to preneed contracts that are canceled, Missouri preneed sellers are being requested to retain the following documents:  (1)       All records providing any sort of notice to the seller of the…
  • Dec 1

    Missouri Preneed Records: Keep Your Bank Records and Insurance Record

    Missouri Preneed Records: Keep Your Bank Records and Insurance Record
    The next section of the Missouri preneed seller records rule would require funeral homes to retain copies of the periodic statements provided by banks, trustees and insurance companies: Copies of account statements for joint accounts, trust…
Rank this Week: 1363

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Dec 6

    Five Non-Compete Agreements Myths in Texas for Employee

    Five Non-Compete Agreements Myths in Texas for Employee
    The old saying “ignorance is bliss” may be true in many situations, but not when it comes to non-compete agreements in Texas.  Over the years, I have identified five most common misconceptions about such agreements from my…
  • Dec 1

    A Texas Case Demonstrates Why Using Stock Non-Compete Agreements May Backfire

    A Texas Case Demonstrates Why Using Stock Non-Compete Agreements May Backfire
    Last month, a Texas Court of Appeals denied an insurance agency’s application for a temporary injunction against its former President because it held that the non-compete agreement, as written, did not restrict the President from…
  • Nov 28

    DOL Overtime Rules Blocked Nationwide by a Federal Court in Texa

    DOL Overtime Rules Blocked Nationwide by a Federal Court in Texa
    Last week, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a decision enjoining the Department of Labor (DOL) from enforcing its new overtime rules. State of Nevada et al. v. U.S. Department of Labor et…
Rank this Week: 2591

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Covers corporate and commercial practice in the Delaware Court of Chancery. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarechancery.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 6

    Delaware Dissolution Proceeding Dismissed in Favor of Prior Pending Litigation

    Delaware Dissolution Proceeding Dismissed in Favor of Prior Pending Litigation
    A question that is often posed to Delaware corporate practitioners is whether a non-Delaware court can dissolve a Delaware entity.  Certain jurisdictions, such as Texas, will generally decline to dissolve a foreign entity, while others…
  • Oct 28

    Enlargement of Word Count Requires Good Cause

    Enlargement of Word Count Requires Good Cause
    The recent letter order issued in the case of Kandell, et al. v. Niv, et al., C.A. No. 11812-VCG (Del. Ch. Oct. 14, 2016) illustrates the Court’s disfavor when parties stipulate to expand the word count of a brief on the eve of a…
  • Oct 26

    Fees Granted in Dell Inc. Appraisal Action

    Fees Granted in Dell Inc. Appraisal Action
    In the Dell Inc. appraisal action, the Court previously held that the fair value of Dell common stock at the effective time of the merger was $3.87 per share more than the merger price.  For a link to a prior post discussing the…
Rank this Week: 1825

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

Covers corporate governance, human rights, trade and transparency. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3663

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    Amended Unlawful Detainer Complaint Cannot Allege a Post-Filing Three-Day Notice

    Amended Unlawful Detainer Complaint Cannot Allege a Post-Filing Three-Day Notice
    Unlawful detainer law is filled with pitfalls for the unwary. For example, if the landlord realizes after the unlawful detainer complaint has been filed that its three day notice is invalid, can it simply serve a new three day notice, then…
  • Dec 5

    Amended Unlawful Detainer Complaint Cannot Allege a Post-Filing Three-Day Notice Served

    Amended Unlawful Detainer Complaint Cannot Allege a Post-Filing Three-Day Notice Served
    Unlawful detainer law is filled with pitfalls for the unwary. For example, if the landlord realizes after the unlawful detainer complaint has been filed that its three day notice is invalid, can it simply serve a new three day notice, then…
  • Nov 22

    USCIS ANNOUNCES AN INCREASE IN FILING FEES

    USCIS ANNOUNCES AN INCREASE IN FILING FEES
    USCIS ANNOUNCES AN INCREASE IN FILING FEES Effective December 23, 2016, there will be an increase in fees for applications and petitions filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Some examples of the fee increase are: An…
Rank this Week: 3215

Maryland Business Law Developments

Maryland Business Law Developments

Tracks judicial developments in Maryland business law. By the Business Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

http://marylandbusinesslawdevelopments.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    Schneider Elec. Bldgs. Critical Sys. v. W. Sur. Co. (Ct. of Special Appeals)

    Schneider Elec. Bldgs. Critical Sys. v. W. Sur. Co. (Ct. of Special Appeals)
    Filed: November 30, 2016Opinion by: Chief Judge Peter B. KrauserHolding:  Under Maryland law, a construction surety was not bound by an arbitration clause contained in a subcontractor’s contract with a third party, where, although…
  • Dec 1

    Yang v. G&C Gulf Inc. (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)

    Yang v. G&C Gulf Inc. (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)
    Filed: November 14, 2016Opinion by: Ronald B. RubinHolding: A putative class of defendant parking lot owners merited certification under Md. Rule 2-231 because it met the necessary requirements under sections (a) and (b) of the rule, given…
  • Nov 30

    Boudreaux v. MICROS Systems, Inc. (Ct. of Special Appeals, Unreported)

    Boudreaux v. MICROS Systems, Inc. (Ct. of Special Appeals, Unreported)
    Filed: August 19, 2016Opinion by: Judge Wright, Jr.Holding:  The mere statement of the existence of an offer, which is in excess of an accepted offer in a strategic transaction, is not sufficient to constitute a breach of a fiduciary…
Rank this Week: 4175